2011 Barbados Study Abroad

  • Bridgetown Market in Barbados

    August 30, 2011

    Bridgetown Market in Barbados

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    by Krista C. DeFils (written on July 30) Today was the first day of the Bridgetown Market at Spring Gardens so almost all of us headed down to attend the festivities! It was a beautiful day and the market went on for about a mile (if I had to give a rough estimate). There were…

  • More from Barbados

    August 26, 2011

    More from Barbados

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    by Krista C. DeFils (written on July 29) The group at the Sunbury Plantation House Today we woke up bright and early to go to the Sunbury Plantation House where we received a tour. It was really amazing to see all of the artifacts that had been saved since the 1800s. The guide showed us…

  • Barbados Update

    August 26, 2011

    Barbados Update

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    by Krista C. DeFils (written on July 22) Today was a great day! We left bright and early and loaded up into the tour bus to take a ride through different parts of the island. One of our first stops was at St. James Anglican Parish Church which was the first church built in Barbados.…

  • Barbados’ Crop Over Festival

    August 17, 2011

    Barbados' Crop Over Festival

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    by Fitradin Shanle  These last couple of days were nothing short of majestic. We had the amazing opportunity to be present in Barbados for "The Sweetest Summer Festival" called Crop Over. Crop Over was such a unique and a once in a lifetime experience. I cannot believe I had the opportunity to take part in such…

  • Barbados Week 1 – Part II

    August 5, 2011

    Barbados Week 1 - Part II

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    by Chasmon Tarimel (written on July 26) Harrison's Cave Our excursions the first week were amazing! We toured around the island and saw many sites, old sites that trace back to the 18th century. Seeing the beautiful waters riding on the coast was exhilarating and an opportunity of a lifetime. Our very first stop was…

  • Barbados Week 1 – Part I

    August 5, 2011

    Barbados Week 1 - Part I

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    by Chasmon Tarimel (written on July 26) Hello everyone from the beautiful island of Barbados! I am so honored to have had the privilege to explore this unique island and all the wonders it has to share. Being on a study abroad trip is more than the imagination can display, but taking a first-hand look…

  • Scenes from Barbados

    August 1, 2011

    Scenes from Barbados

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    by Andrea Griggs, OMA&D Barbados Study Abroad Staff-Lead Group photo at the Animal Flower Cave Oistin's Fish Market A traditional Bajan meal (macaroni pie, veggies, rice, beef stew, fried plantains) Back to the Blog

  • Checking In From Barbados

    August 1, 2011

    Checking In From Barbados

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    by Krista C. DeFils (written on July 16) "This is the first thing I see when I wake up every morning" Today was a free day so we went to the beach again of course! There are so many beaches to choose from in Barbados and each offer their own unique vibe and beauty. We…

  • Inside_Harrison's_Cave

    July 24, 2011

    Adjusting to the Island Life

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    by Italiana Hughes It’s been 10 days since I arrived on the beautiful island of Barbados. I must say it is everything I anticipated it would be and so much more. The island itself is amazingly gorgeous. The beaches are some of the most breathtaking in the world. When I arrived the first thing I…

  • Out & About In Barbados

    July 24, 2011

    Out & About In Barbados

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    by Simran Kaur Bridgetown is the capital of Barbados and also shopping central. It’s tons of fun, especially going to the local shops where everything is a bit cheaper and also more authentic. It’s easy to see the American influence on a lot of things, especially more of the high-end clothing. For example, the stuff…

  • Getting Settled in Barbados

    July 18, 2011

    Getting Settled in Barbados

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    By Erica Crittendon Paradise Beach   Greetings from Barbados! Let me start off by saying that it is absolutely gorgeous here. The weather is humid and hot, but manageable. The first night here was difficult. Our dorms don’t have air conditioning so it was hard to sleep, but when we woke up we had the…

  • Meet the Barbados Student Bloggers

    July 17, 2011

    Meet the Barbados Student Bloggers

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    by OMA&D Community & Public Relations (left to right) Italiana Hughes, Chasmon Tarimel, Erica Crittendon, Fitradin Shanle, Simran Kaur, Krista DeFils, Karina Rivera Back to the Blog

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